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  • Advocates in Action Rhode Island »
    Rhode Island's statewide self-advocacy organization for people with developmental disabilities.

    Advocates in Action RI
    PO Box 41528
    Providence, RI 02940-1528
    Phone: 877-532-5543
    Fax: 877-471-4180
    Email: aina@advocatesinaction.org

  • Brain Injury Association RI »
    The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is: "To prevent brain injury and to enhance the lives of those affected by brain injury".

    935 Park Avenue Suite 8
    Cranston, RI 02910-2740
    Sharon Brinkworth, Executive Director
    Phone: 401-461-6561
    Email: braininjuryctri@biaofri.org

  • Client Assistant Project »
    Advocacy for individuals with disabilities applying for or receiving services from vocational rehabilitation, independent living, and services for the blind and visually impaired.

    349 Eddy Street
    Providence RI
    Cathryn Sansonetti, Director
    Phone: 401-831-3150
    Email: Csansonetti@ridlc.or.org

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  • Down Syndrome of RI »
    A parent/family advocacy and support organization dedicated to promoting the rights, dignity and potential of all individuals with Down syndrome through advocacy, education, public awareness and support. The organization offers parents support and information, and advocacy in the service system and in the community.

    99 Bald Hill Road
    Cranston, RI 02920
    Claudia Lowe, Executive Director
    Phone: 401-463-5751
    Email: coordinator@dssri.org

  • The Rhode Island Arc »
    Advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together with a network of members and affiliated chapters, the Arc seeks to improve systems of supports and services; connect families; inspire communities and influence public policy.

    99 Bald Hill
    Cranston, RI 02910
    Mary Lou McCaffery, Executive Director
    Phone: 401-463-9191
    Email: Rhodeislandarc@cs.com

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  • RI Developmental Disabilities Council »
    A federally mandated and funded agency of state government in Rhode Island. Promoting the ideas that will enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities is one of the Council's missions. Under federal enabling legislation the Council must stay abreast of and share information about new programs and services and important issues, trends and ideas that are of concern to people with developmental disabilities, families, service agencies, business and community leaders, legislators and policy makers. www.riddc.org

    400 Bald Hill Road
    Warwick RI 02886
    Mary E. Okero, Executive Director
    Phone: 401-737-1238
    Email: riddc@riddc.org

  • RI Disability Law Center »
    Free legal assistance to persons with disabilities. Services include individual representation to protect rights or to secure benefits and services; self-help information; educational programs; and administrative and legislative advocacy.

    349 Eddy Street
    Providence, RI 02903
    Raymond Bandusky, Executive Director
    Phone: 401-831-3150
    Email: info@ridlc.org

  • Rhode Island Parent Information Network(RIPIN) »
    A statewide, non‑profit agency that provides information and support,
    empowering parents, families, individuals, and family‑serving
    professionals who seek to become effective advocates for their families,
    children, themselves, and their communities..

    1210 Pontiac Avenue
    Cranston, RI 02920
    Matthew Cox, Executive Director
    Phone: 401‑270‑0101
    Email: info@ripin.org

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  • Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities (RI UAP) »
    Founded in 1993 at Rhode Island College as the University Affiliated Program of RI. The mission of the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities is to promote the community membership of individuals with disabilities in school, work and society.

    600 Mt. Pleasant Ave.
    Providence, RI 02908
    Anthony Antosh, Ph.D., Director
    Phone: 401- 456-8072
    Email: Aantosh@ric.edu

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